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No layoffs, furloughs for Giants

File photo of Giants owner John Mara.

File photo of Giants owner John Mara. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Indianapolis - Giants president and co-owner John Mara indicated today that the Giants’ coaching staff, as well as the rest of the team’s employees, would not face layoffs, paycuts or furloughs if there is a lockout of the NFL’s players. If the league’s owners and NFL Players Association don’t hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement before the current deal expires March 4, owners are expected to lock the players out until a new deal is reached.

“We met with our entire staff, both football and non-football a little over a week ago and told them we were not planning any layoffs, any salary cuts, any furloughs,” Mara said. “There would be a hiring freeze and there’s a salary freeze for the moment. That will be revisited at a later date. We’ll see where we are a few months from now. But for now, that’s what our intention is – to not make any drastic changes.”

Mara said that could change if there is an extended lockout, but he hoped to avoid such a scenario.

“I told them I’d be back in touch with all of them and communicate with them a few months from now,” he said. “If we have to make any changes, we’ll talk about it at that time. As of right now, we’re not planning on doing anything.”

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